Reykjavík: Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Iceland on Friday and on Monday he participated in a well-attended peace ceremony with the leaders of the primary religious groups in Iceland in Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík’s landmark church.

Taipei: The Taiwan Democratic Progressive Party held a seminar at the National Taiwan University Alumni Hall, Taipei, in the Taiwanese capital yesterday, the chief guest, Mr. Dawa Tsering, director of the Religious Foundation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Taipei detailed about the "17 points agreement and the sovereignty of Tibet." 'The perspective of human rights and international law, human rights; the plight of Tibet,' was delivered by the former general secretary of the Taiwan Tibet Exchange Foundation, while the former representative in the U.S. Wu Zhao-Xie also spoke about; "64" 20th anniversary of democracy and human rights in China and Taiwan's democratic development challenges and former adviser, Ruan Ming from the Office of the President talked about national policy.

Dharamshala: During the Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 3 day visit in Denmark, he taught Buddhism based on Nagarjuna's Commentary on Bodhicitta (Jangchub Semdrel) and Karmalashila's The Middle Stages of Meditation (Gomrim Barpa), told the audience of 3,600 people who had come to hear his teachings that he does not believe in conversion and therefore never tries to convert anyone to the Buddhist faith. Hundreds of supporters bid farewell to His Holiness the Dalai Lama as he left Copenhagen for Iceland on Sunday.  "As usual my visit to Denmark and to other countries is mainly spiritual and educational, not political," he told the AFP.

Beijing: Speaker of the US House Representative, Nancy Pelosi and her congressional delegation met yesterday with the three top communist leaders of the Chinese government: president Hu Jintao, premier Wen Jiabao, and Wu Bangguo, the chairman of the National People's Congress in Beijing, the Chinese capital.

Taipei: The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee passed a bill on 20 May 2009 which will authorize funding for foreign affairs.The bill also allows the U.S. Secretary of State to seek the establishment of a United States Consulate General in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital and vests in the United States Embassy in Beijing establishing the department responsible for Tibetan affairs.

Copenhagen: His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived here Friday afternoon and straight away proceeded in a motorcade, escorted by five Danish police motorcyclists, to first meet Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen and later Foreign Minister Per Stig Møller.

Miami: The Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan leader-in-exile, has offered to donate $100,000 to help save the Department of Religious Studies at Florida International University, which is slated to close as part of $27 million in budget cuts.

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